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What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is a very common procedure that can do wonders for your body and your livelihood. A breast reduction can address a number of problems you may be encountering due to overly large breasts, including:

At your initial consultation, Dr. Christine Petti will answer all of your questions regarding breast reduction surgery and discuss your goals with you. She will go over all aspects of the procedure, and she can even provide you with a computerized image of how your breasts will likely appear after breast reduction.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Petti to discuss breast reduction surgery.

What Happens During Breast Reduction Surgery?

Dr. Christine Petti can perform breast reduction procedures right here at our certified, on-site ambulatory surgery facility. Typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, Dr. Petti will begin the breast reduction procedure by making an incision around the areola (the darkened area surrounding the nipple) down to the point where the breast meets the body, ultimately creating an anchor shape. She will then eliminate excess tissue, fat, and skin. The nipples will be moved to a higher location on the breasts. The entire operation can last up to four hours or less, depending on the extent of the procedure.

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What is Breast Reduction Recovery Like?

You will likely experience some swelling and bruising after breast reduction surgery, and it is important to keep the breast area free from pressure or harm during recovery. Any pain and discomfort after surgery can be alleviated with medication. Although there will be some residual scarring from surgery, Dr. Petti is highly adept at minimizing its appearance. In some cases, breast reduction surgery can have an effect on a woman’s ability to breastfeed, so it is advisable to discuss this with Dr. Petti if you are, or are considering, breastfeeding in the future.

Does Breast Reduction Surgery Leave Scars?

You can expect scarring around the border of the areola and along the lower pole of the breast after breast reduction surgery; however, these scars become progressively less visible during the healing process and tend to fade over time. Dr. Petti offers several different laser procedures and skin treatments that can help further reduce the prominence or coloration of residual scarring. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Petti is very open about the incisions she will use to reduce your breasts and how your scars will likely look. Reviewing before-and-after photos of Dr. Petti’s patients during your consultation will help you get a feel for the post-surgical scarring you can expect. Each woman’s skin, anatomy, and scar tissue is unique, which means that scars usually vary in visibility and prominence.

“Dr Petti performed a breast reduction, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. She listened to my concerns, explained the procedure in great detail, and meticulously took notes on everything. Her surgical team and facility was state of the art. ”
- Jennifer T

How Much Does Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

The full cost of a breast reduction can fluctuate from patient to patient depending upon a variety of factors. Considerations that can affect the price of a breast reduction can include:

During your consultation Dr. Petti will provide you with a comprehensive cost estimate so that you are fully informed about the price of your procedure. Our office staff can also help you find out if your surgery is covered by insurance and discuss financing options that may make breast reduction surgery more affordable for you.

Results of Breast Reduction Surgery

Dr. Christine Petti can help you re-proportion your breasts by making them smaller and more contoured, allowing you to wear what you like and feel free of the discomfort and self-consciousness of having breasts that are too large for your body frame. We invite you to view breast reduction before-and-after photos featuring Dr. Petti’s patients. These images can provide you with the opportunity to see the results that are are possible with breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Petti. In addition to breast reduction surgery, Dr. Petti also offers a number of other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to help you achieve your goals, including Smartlipo Triplex.

Additional Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift Surgery

Women considering breast reduction surgery often have a lot of questions about the procedure. To help you learn more about this type of breast surgery, Dr. Petti has provided answers to many questions her patients ask during consultations:

For more information, or to schedule a consultation for breast reduction surgery, please contact Dr. Christine Petti today!

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